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Sri Lanka is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 30 August 1967
  • Deposit of Ratification: 12 October 1967
  • Entry into Force: 11 November 1967
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, Sri Lanka has designated “District Court of Colombo” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 69 of the ICSID Convention, Sri Lanka enacted the Greater Colombo Economic Commission Law, No. 4 of 1978 to make the Convention effective in their jurisdiction.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Sri Lanka has made the following panel designations effective until *6 October 2008; **7 June 2016:
    *Dr. C.F. AMERASINGHE: Former Judge, U.N. Administrative Tribunal; Former Executive Secretary, World Bank Administrative Tribunal
    *Mr. Tyronne WEERACKODY: Attorney-at-Law
    *Mr. M.C.W. PINTO: Secretary-General, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal
    **Dr. Srilal M. PERERA: Adjunct Professor of law, Washington College of law, American University; Former Chief Counsel, MIGA

Sri Lanka is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Signature: 30 December 1958
  • Deposit of Ratification: 9 April 1962
  • Entry into Force: 8 July 1962

In 1995, Sri Lanka enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as adopted in 1985 and is therefore now popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law State

Sir Lanka is a Contracting State to the 1899 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:  

  • Entry into Force: 9 February 1955

Sri Lanka is a not Contracting State to the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: N/A

Sri Lanka is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 14 December 1955

Official State Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka - ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය - இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சமத்துவ குடியரசு

Official Languages: Sinhala, Tamil

Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte

Largest City: Colombo


Time Zone: Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

International Calling Code: +94

Internet TLD: .lk, .ලංකා, .இலங்கை

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